marc garrett
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BIO
Marc Garrett is co-director and co-founder, with artist Ruth Catlow of the Internet arts collectives and communities – Furtherfield.org, Furthernoise.org, Netbehaviour.org, also co-founder and co-curator/director of the gallery space formerly known as 'HTTP Gallery' now called the Furtherfield Gallery in London (Finsbury Park), UK. Co-curating various contemporary Media Arts exhibitions, projects nationally and internationally. Co-editor of 'Artists Re:Thinking Games' with Ruth Catlow and Corrado Morgana 2010. Hosted Furtherfield's critically acclaimed weekly broadcast on UK's Resonance FM Radio, a series of hour long live interviews with people working at the edge of contemporary practices in art, technology & social change. Currently doing an Art history Phd at the University of London, Birkbeck College.

Net artist, media artist, curator, writer, street artist, activist, educationalist and musician. Emerging in the late 80′s from the streets exploring creativity via agit-art tactics. Using unofficial, experimental platforms such as the streets, pirate radio such as the locally popular ‘Savage Yet Tender’ alternative broadcasting 1980′s group, net broadcasts, BBS systems, performance, intervention, events, pamphlets, warehouses and gallery spaces. In the early nineties, was co-sysop (systems operator) with Heath Bunting on Cybercafe BBS with Irational.org.

Our mission is to co-create extraordinary art that connects with contemporary audiences providing innovative, engaging and inclusive digital and physical spaces for appreciating and participating in practices in art, technology and social change. As well as finding alternative ways around already dominating hegemonies, thus claiming for ourselves and our peer networks a culturally aware and critical dialogue beyond traditional hierarchical behaviours. Influenced by situationist theory, fluxus, free and open source culture, and processes of self-education and peer learning, in an art, activist and community context.
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Re: [thingist] Re: RHIZOME_RAW: [l0l] LOL#24


yep,

your right - Muserna.

marc

> on 8/17/02 8:43 PM, furtherfield info@furtherfield.org ecrit :
>
>
> > Let's get busy with debating in depth, plus having playful messages that
are
> > (creative and imaginative) above using the word 'fuck' all the time.
>
> Let's just not get too creative...
> For example, Natalie Myers rediddling of my sig below, while re-diddling
can
> be considered a type of ascii-art battling, I think she went over board
with
> adding the words "FUCK YOU", and although it made me laugh, I was
instantly
> hit with the idea than maybe Natalie should take hire an ascii-art tutor
> before she jumps into making "flash movie(s)"
>
> ,_, ,_, ,_, ,_, ,_,
> /| | /| | /| | /| | /| |
> ,__|||_F __ ___| /|U___ ___| /|C___ ___| /|K___ ___| |___, ,__|| |___,
> ,__|| |___, ,__|| |___, ,__|| |___,
> //|___ ___|
> |/Y_/| |__/ |/
>
> O___/| |__/ |/
>
> U___/| |__/ |/___/| |__/
> || | || | || | || | || |
> || | || | || | || | || |
> || | || | || | || | || |
> || | || | || | || | || |
> v.._.|| |i.v_.v.._.|| |i.v_._v.._.|| |i.v_._v.._.|| |i.v_._v.._.|| |i.v_._
>
>
> > It does get a bit boring, shit - even i'm getting bored with it...
>
> "Was I bored? No I wasn't fuckin' bored. I'm never bored. That's the
trouble
> with everybody - you're all so bored. You've had nature explained to you
and
> you're bored with it. You've had the living body explained to you and
you're
> bored with it. You've had the universe explained to you and you're bored
> with it. So now you just want cheap thrills and like plenty of 'em and it
> dun't matter 'ow tawdry or vacuous they are as long as it's new, as long
as
> it's new, as long as it flashes and fuckin' beeps in forty fuckin'
different
> colours. Well whatever else you can say about me, I'm not fuckin' bored."
> -johnny "Naked" by M. Leigh 1993
>
>
> -muserna
>
> """""
> ( 0 0) <- Ever seen a bucktooth dino with hair?
> }. .{ Don't laugh, but you have now.
> --uu-
> `-' Goofy Dinos only at:
> http://home.earthlink.net/~hairymuseum/gdotw
>
>
>

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Re: far-see


Hi Natalie - I thought I'd continue closely where you kind of left off,
but starting from the third from last sentence, of your text...

Your text - After midnight significant others don't sleep well without thei=
r lovers.

The night is drafty and the wind blows through me causing a chill like a ha=
unting
memory, or is it a lost dream? No, it is a memory, a cluster of images culm=
inating
into a hazy, shaky archive, a collection of specific moments.

These moments are important to me, they have formed who I am now.
When I think of you, I mainly remember the essence of you, your smell,
your laughter, your tears and the intensity of our visceral mutuality.

For me, our love possessed verve, an energy unfathomable. A treasure withou=
t
references or a map to inform us of where and how, if it will end. The spir=
it lived
outside and inside of me and you. Unbound, not needing the remits of cultur=
e and
socially inherited opinions. It was part of our dream, the planet, my famil=
y,
my life and your life.

Losing you has created not a gap but a cut, a wound so deep that when I clo=
se
my eyes, I do not sleep but wish that I could wake up next to you once more=
.
And when that wind whistles through the open window; I am always alert, hop=
ing
that your spirit will come back and visit me, hold me, touch me once again =
with
those magical feelers, those honest and uncynical intimate hands, caressing=

my delicate frame.

marc garrett

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endeavor is
dead that they
are dead...inside

they are lacking in compassion
they are killing their fathers
they are obviously institutionalized
they are promoting bandwagon jumping
they are closing doors for others
they are trying to be gatekeepers
they are hurting our futures
they are not to be trusted, anymore.

long live freedom to be whoever you want to be, who you really are...

marc garrett

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<DIV><STRONG><FONT face="Courier New" size=5>they are promoting bandwag=
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jumping</FONT></STRONG></DIV>
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futures</FONT></STRONG></DIV>
<DIV><STRONG><FONT face="Courier New" size=5>they are not to be trusted=
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anymore.</FONT></STRONG></DIV>
<DIV><STRONG><FONT face="Courier New" size=5></FONT></STRONG>&nbsp;</DI=
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want to be, who you really are...</FONT></STRONG></DIV>
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<DIV><STRONG><FONT face="Courier New">marc garrett</FONT></STRONG></DIV>
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